The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in population-based social sciences at the University at Albany. We support interdisciplinary population dynamics and population health research, with a special focus on the analysis of spatial inequalities (in particular, urban and regional development and its impact on residents) and the concerns of vulnerable populations (as defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The CSDA provides researchers with access to first-rate computing facilities, statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. Additionally, through our hosting of a regular colloquium series, research methods workshops, and other events open to the entire University community, the CSDA serves as an intellectual hub that connects our local population researchers to one another, as well as to the broader network of national and international population researchers.





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Check our Research Impact Tracking page to see the most discussed and most cited research papers produced by our Associates

University Libraries are offering a number of skill building workshops. See the iLearn Workshop Page for more details.

New CSDA Statistical Consulting Service: click here for more information

For regular updates, follow the CSDA on Twitter and Facebook!

CSDA Associate Diane Dewar discussed about new restrictions on Medicaid eligibility and its impact. Read more at UAlbany News Center

CSDA Associate Erin Bell discussed about a question help us better understand women and infants’ health. Read more at Science Daily

CSDA Associate Julia Hormes discussed about social media and it’s impact on people’s health. Read more at News 10 ABC

CSDA Associate Julia Jennings talked about family context and its influences on reproductive choices. Read more at  CBCnews.

CSDA Associate Cara Ocobock found people who hike in temperatures of 15 to 23 degrees F burn 34 percent more calories than those who hike in more comfortable, mid 50s weather. Read more at

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